This “icebox” type melon is perfect for small families, small gardens and small refrigerators! This deliciously sweet aromatic oval-round 5-7 lb melon takes the show with a beautiful bright yellow flesh protected by a light green rind with narrow dark green stripes. Vines cover the fruit well to protect against sunburn. Widely adaptable. Excellent fresh market variety.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.